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    Default rw dvds not recognized

    Hi

    I've just installed hl-dt-st cdrw dvd gcch30n into my Dell Presision T7400 and while it recognises and writes to cdroms, it doesn't recognise blank dvds it will read from dvds but not write to them

    I'm running opensuse 11.1 (64bit)
    when I ordered the device I remember asking for one that could write to blank dvd's but I wonder if either the issue is that I have a read only dvd device or if opensuse just can handle it. I've searched he web for this model but not found anything.

    tia

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    Default Re: rw dvds not recognized

    What application are you using for burning?

    Is the drive SATA or older PATA IDE?
    If the latter, it it alone on it's IDE cable?
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    here is the output from yast|hardware info module

    I take it that it is a sata drive

    udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_CDRW_DVD_GCCH30N'
    storage.cdrom.dvdplusrwdl = false
    info.callouts.remove = { 'hal-acl-tool --remove-device' }
    storage.cdrom.dvdplusrdl = false
    storage.cdrom.bd = false
    storage.cdrom.bdr = false
    info.product = 'CDRW/DVD GCCH30N'
    storage.cdrom.bdre = false
    info.vendor = 'HL-DT-ST'
    block.device = '/dev/sr0'
    storage.cdrom.hddvd = false
    info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_CDRW_DVD_GCCH30N'
    block.major = 11 (0xb)
    storage.cdrom.hddvdr = false
    block.minor = 0 (0x0)
    storage.cdrom.hddvdrw = false
    linux.hotplug_type = 3 (0x3)
    block.is_volume = false
    storage.cdrom.mo = false
    storage.removable.media_size = 2048ull (0x800ull)
    storage.bus = 'pci'
    storage.cdrom.mrw = true
    storage.partitioning_scheme = ''
    storage.no_partitions_hint = true
    storage.cdrom.mrw_w = true
    block.storage_device = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_CDRW_DVD_GCCH30N'
    info.interfaces = { 'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage', 'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage', 'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage.Removable' }
    storage.media_check_enabled = true
    storage.cdrom.support_media_changed = true
    storage.automount_enabled_hint = true
    storage.cdrom.support_multisession = true
    info.category = 'storage'
    storage.drive_type = 'cdrom'
    storage.cdrom.read_speed = 8467 (0x2113)
    info.capabilities = { 'storage', 'block', 'storage.cdrom', 'access_control', 'access_control' }
    storage.model = 'CDRW/DVD GCCH30N'
    storage.cdrom.write_speed = 8467 (0x2113)
    storage.vendor = 'HL-DT-ST'
    storage.cdrom.write_speeds = { }
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage.method_names = { 'Eject', 'CloseTray' }
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage.method_signatures = { 'as', 'as' }
    storage.lun = 0 (0x0)
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage.method_argnames = { 'extra_options', 'extra_options' }
    storage.originating_device = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage.method_execpaths = { 'hal-storage-eject', 'hal-storage-closetray' }
    storage.removable.media_available = false
    storage.removable = true
    storage.removable.support_async_notification = false
    storage.size = 0ull (0x0ull)
    storage.hotpluggable = false
    storage.requires_eject = true
    storage.cdrom.cdr = true
    storage.cdrom.cdrw = true
    storage.cdrom.dvd = true
    linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host1/target1:0:0/1:0:0:0/block/sr0'
    storage.cdrom.dvdr = false
    info.addons = { 'hald-addon-storage' }
    info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2681_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0'
    storage.cdrom.dvdrw = false
    storage.cdrom.dvdrdl = false
    storage.cdrom.dvdram = false
    access_control.file = '/dev/sr0'
    storage.cdrom.dvdplusr = false
    access_control.type = 'cdrom'
    storage.cdrom.dvdplusrw = false
    info.callouts.add = { 'hal-acl-tool --add-device' }

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    Default Re: rw dvds not recognized

    Look inside, is the connector like this
    http://www.endpcnoise.com/e/images/sata_cable.jpg

    or like this

    http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto...17111_Full.jpg

    What burning software are you using
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    sata_cable.jpg

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    Default Re: rw dvds not recognized

    Now try telling me what Software You Are Using?

    And post result of this from a terminal

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
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    thanks caf4926

    i found the issue, Dell has sent me a read only dvd drive. that will teach me not to read the lable on the box sorry for the nuisance

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    Default Re: rw dvds not recognized

    Quote Originally Posted by navatala View Post
    thanks caf4926

    i found the issue, Dell has sent me a read only dvd drive. that will teach me not to read the lable on the box sorry for the nuisance
    That'll be the problem me thinks
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